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Art History: Contemporary Art
This guide will introduce art history resources available to Pepperdine University students.
Displaying the Marvelous: Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, and surrealist exhibition installations by Lewis Kachur
Call Number: N6494.S8 K33 2001
Publication Date: 2001-04-30
Item discusses three Surrealist installations: Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme (1938), "Dream of Venus" pavilion at the New York World's Fair (1939) and First Papers of Surrealism (1942).
Abstract Expressionism by David Anfam
Call Number: N6512.5.A25 A89 1990
Publication Date: 1990-08-01
Traces the history of Abstract Expressionism, and examines its political implications and the cultural context in which it developed.
Art on the Cutting Edge: a guide to contemporary movements by Lea Vergine
Call Number: N6490.4 .V47 2000
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
"This book by Lea Vergine, which discusses seventeen different art movements in separate chapters, offers, within the panorama of contemporary art criticism books, a blend between a handy art-history manual and an assessment of a cultural adventure that has passed through and overturned the parameters of taste of the last forty years."
After Modern Art, 1945-2000 by David Hopkins
Call Number: N6512 .H657 2000
Publication Date: 2000-11-26
Modern and contemporary art can be both baffling and beautiful; it can also be innovative, political, and disturbing. This book sets out to provide the first concise interpretation of the period as a whole, clarifying the artists and their works along the way. Closely informed by new critical approaches, it concentrates on the relationship between American and European art from the end of the Second World War to the eve of the new millennium. Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and Damien Hirst are among many artists discussed, with careful attention being given to the political and cultural worlds they inhabited. Moving along a clear timeline, the author highlights key movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and performance art to explain the theoretical and issue-based debates that have provided the engine for the art of this period.
Performance: live art since 1960 by Roselee Goldberg
Call Number: Oversize NX456.5.P38 G66 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-15
"Illustrated survey of performance from the 1960s to the present ... features sections on politics; theater, music, and opera; the body; identity; feminism and multiculturalism; new dance; the spoken word; video; rock and roll; and much more. Artists' biographies, a chronology, and a bibliography are included ..."
California Video : artists and histories by Glenn Phillips; Meg Cranston; Rita Gonzalez; Kathy Rae Huffmann; Robert Riley; Steve Seid; Bruce Yonemoto
Call Number: Oversize N6512.5.V53 C35 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-20
Published to accompany a landmark exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from March 15 through June 18, 2008, California Video presents the first comprehensive survey of the history of video art in California. Since the late 1960s, California artists have been at the forefront of an international movement that has expanded video into the realm of fine art. This illustrated volume focuses on fifty-eight artists, from early video pioneers such as John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman, and William Wegman, to Martha Rosler, Diana Thater, Bill Viola, and other established and emerging talents. Thirty-five recent interviews shed new light on these artists--their influences, creative processes, and impact. Together with commissioned essays, rare reprints, and unpublished video transcripts, California Video chronicles a distinctly West Coast aesthetic located within the broader history of video art.
Minimalism by James S. Meyer
Call Number: Oversize N6494.M5 M49 2000
Publication Date: 2000-01-05
Through the work of minimalism's five key practitioners (Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol le Witt and Robert Morris), this book examines in words and pictures the defining characteristics, and the debates, of minimalist art.
Earthworks - Art and the Landscape of the Sixties by Suzaan Boettger
Call Number: Oversize N6494.E27 B64 2002
Publication Date: 2003-01-21
Boettger's narrative is the first comprehensive history of Earthworks, setting the movement in its cultural, art historical, and political contexts of the late 1960s. The Earthworks movement, the forerunner of Land Art, began in the U.S. with Robert Smithson in the late 1960s and included Walter DeMaria, Michael Heizer, Carl Andre, and Jan Dibbets.
Video Art by Michael Rush
Call Number: Oversize N6494.V53 R87 2003
Publication Date: 2003-11-01
"Abundantly illustrated with frames and sequences, Video Art offers a history of the medium seen through the perspectives of its early practitioners - such as Bruce Nauman and Vito Acconci, who used the video camera as an extension of their own bodies - through the vast array of conceptual, political, personal and lyrical installations of the 1980s and 1990s by such artists as Gary Hill, Bill Viola, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Mary Lucier and Michal Rovner, in which the possibilities of narrative were expanded, to the present digital revolution. In this postmedium age, artists from Pierre Huyghe, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham and Doug Aitken to Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Lynn Hershman are exploring the hybridization of technology, combining and recombining video with a vast array of other materials - digital video, film, DVD, computer art, CD-roms, graphics, animation and virtual reality - to form new artistic expressions.
Art on the Edge... And Over by Linda Weintraub; Arthur C. Danto (Foreword by); Thomas McEvilley (Afterword by)
Call Number: N6490 .W45 1996
Publication Date: 1997-02-02
In this highly accessible introduction to American art since the 1970s, Linda Weintraub offers art lovers a readable exploration of some of the most important artists and movements of the past three decades. Today artists routinely dissolve the old boundaries of art by creating works that neither hang on walls nor adorn pedestals, and often willfully overturn conventions of aesthetic value, permanence and optical reward. Curator and educator Weintraub has researched and/or interviewed 35 prominent radical artists and here explores their common concerns, creative processes and media.
Conceptual Art by Peter Osborne (Editor)
Call Number: Oversize N6494.C63 C587 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-24
This book marks a new, original and authoritative re-examination of a major turning point in late twentieth-century art. Since the mid 1960s Conceptual art - an art that consists of ideas, written down, enacted or simply carried in your head - has directly challenged the very notion that a work of art is by definition an object of visual pleasure. Conceptual art is first and foremost an art of questions. The book is one of the most rigorous, authoritative surveys of this influential movement.
Optic Nerve : perceptual art of the 1960s by Joe Houston
Call Number: Oversize N6494.O6 H68 2007
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
The abstract art movement Op art came to international attention in the mid-1960s, an era of global social and technological change. The movement, which placed emphasis on viewer perception by exploring optical effects in painting, sculpture and light installation, quickly gained in popularity but met with considerable criticism. This important book published to accompany the first major Op art exhibition by on American museum in twenty-five years, examines the development of the movement, its cultural context and its widespread impact on advertising, fashion and film-making. Featuring visually stunning works by such key figures as Josef Albers, Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, Optic Nerve offers a timely reappraisal of this highly influential movement.
Blurring the Boundaries : installation art, 1969-1996 by Hugh M. Davies; Ronald J. Onorato; Anne Farrell (Editor); Philipp S. Rittermann (Photographer)
Call Number: Oversize N6494.I56 B58 1997
Publication Date: 1997-02-02
"Far from being the latest movement or a new development in contemporary art, installation art, one could argue, is only the most recent manifestation of the oldest tradition in art, going as far back as the prehistoric paintings on cave walls at Lascaux. Fundamental to this work are its habitation and incorporation of a physical site, a connection to real conditions - be they visual, historical, or social - and often, a bridging of traditional art boundaries." "Blurring the Boundaries examines the subject of installation art through the permanent collection and exhibition record of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, an institution with a unique heritage in support of such art dating back to the 1960s."-
After the Revolution : women who transformed contemporary art by Eleanor Heartney; Linda Nochlin (Foreword by); Helaine Posner; Sue Scott
Call Number: N8354 .A48 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
This volume provides an overview of 12 significant and internationally successful female artists. Within the context of the broad cultural shifts that occurred in 1970s America, many art historians and curators have questioned the exclusion of women from both the pantheon of famous artists and the display floors of contemporary museums. This work describes the impact of women artists on contemporary art since the advent of the feminist movement.
Why Photography Matters As Art As Never Before by Michael Fried
Call Number: Oversize TR642 .F75 2008
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
From the late 1970s onward, serious art photography began to be made at large scale and for the wall. Michael Fried argues that this immediately compelled photographers to grapple with issues centering on the relationship between the photograph and the viewer standing before it that until then had been the province only of painting. Among the photographers and video-makers whose work receives serious attention in this powerfully argued book are Jeff Wall, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Luc Delahaye, Rineke Dijkstra, Patrick Faigenbaum, Roland Fischer, Thomas Demand, Candida Höfer, Beat Streuli, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, James Welling, and Bernd and Hilla Becher.
Art 21: art in the twenty-first century. Season five
Call Number: VIDEO .A7315 DVD
Publication Date: 2009-10-28
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings.
Art 21. : Season three art in the 21st century
Call Number: VIDEO .A7313 DVD
Publication Date: 2005
Unparalleled in access to today's young artists, this unique series takes viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration. The four one-hour programs present 18 artists working in the United States
Books on Individual Artists
Yves Klein, 1928-1962 : international Klein blue by Hannah Weitemeier
Call Number: N6853.K5 W4513 2001
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
In a short but intense creative life of just seven years, Klein painted over a thousand pictures which are among the classics of modern art. This book offers a sample of his work.
Marcel Duchamp in Perspective by Joseph Masheck
Call Number: N6853.D8 M37 2002
Publication Date: 2002-04-18
These essays and pieces on Marcel Duchamp include his obituary from "Artforum"; Octavio Paz on the ready-mades; a Duchamp post-mortem by Hans Richter; and Donald Judd's investigation of Rose Slavy. The guide is illustrated with photographs of Duchamp's seminal pieces.
A revised edition of a retrospective on the Venice Biennale grand prize-winning artist incorporates the last ten years of his career including his retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim in 1997, in a lavishly illustrated portrait that traces his early years, the creation of his famous combines and his work with new technologies.
Cy Twombly: a monograph by Richard Leeman
Call Number: Oversize N6537.T96 L44 2005
Publication Date: 2005-06-28
The pictorial creations by American artist Cy Twombly have represented, for more than 50 years, a sort of enigma that reinforces the mythic status of the artist. This book, takes into consideration Twombly's immense and complex body of work from the 1950s up through his current works, offers a thematic and chronological interpretation of his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and collages.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude by Wolfgang Volz
Call Number: Oversize N7193.C5 A4 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-18
Valley curtain, Grand Hogback, Rifle, Colorado (1970-72) -- Running fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California (1972-76) -- Surrounded islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida (1980-83) -- Pont Neuf wrapped, Paris (1975-85) -- Umbrellas Japan - USA (Japan side) (1984-91) -- Umbrellas Japan - USA (California side) (1984-91) -- Wrapped Reichstag Berlin (1971-95) -- Wrapped trees Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Richen-Basel, Switzerland (1997-98) -- Gates project for Central Park, New York City (2003-2004)
Robert Smithson by Eugenie Tsai; Whitney Museum of American Art Staff (Contribution by); Robert Smithson; Cornelia H. Butler; Thomas E. Crow (Contribution by); Alexander Alberro; Moira Roth; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.) Staff (Contribution by); Dallas Mu
Call Number: Oversize N6537.S6184 A4 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-27
This catalogue accompanying a blockbuster retrospective traveling exhibition opening at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in Sept. 2004 is THE major study of Robert Smithson (1938-1973), who is most renowned as an early Earthworks artist and creator of Spiral Jetty, a fifteen-hundred-foot rock coil dramatically situated in the Great Salt Lake.
Paolozzi by Fiona Pearson
Call Number: Oversize NB497.P3 P43 1999
Publication Date: 2006-07-26
Eduardo Paolozzi is a major figure in postwar British art: a father of pop art, a creator of key icons of the nuclear age, a brilliant manipulator of the images produced by the media, an iconoclast and traditionalist, an outsider and academician.
Anselm Kiefer Heaven and Earth by Anselm Kiefer; Michael Auping (Contribution by)
Call Number: Oversize N6888.K43 A4 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
A retrospective volume of Anselm Kiefer's work, this catalog addresses the artist's entire career through the lens of one compelling theme. From his earliest sculptures to his recent highly textured paintings, Anselm Kiefer has woven themes of heaven and earth into his work, exploring the polarities of these ideas while struggling to define the transcendent quality that places art squarely in between. Destruction and rebirth, glory and shame, sin and redemption all figure largely in Kiefer's often controversial depictions of Germany's physical and cultural landscape. This catalog of more than sixty reproductions includes Kiefer's first work, Heaven, as well as numerous other rare early works. It features watercolors produced specifically for the publication as well as an interview with the artist.
Thomas Eakins by Darrel Sewell (Editor)
Call Number: Oversize N6537.E3 A4 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-10
This insightful book--published in conjunction with a major exhibition on Eakins--presents a fresh perspective on the artist and his remarkable accomplishments. Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture, the book features essays by prominent scholars who place his art in the context of the history and culture of late 19th century.
Jean-Luc Godard : son + image, 1974-1991 by Raymond Bellour
Call Number: Oversize PN1998.3.G63 J43 1992
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... October 30-November 30, 1992"
Foul Perfection: essays and criticism by Mike Kelley; John C. Welchman (Editor)
Call Number: N6537.K423 A35 2003
Publication Date: 2003-06-20
The work of artist Mike Kelley (b. 1954) embraces performance, installation, drawing, painting, video, and sculpture. Drawing distinctively on high art and vernacular traditions, including historical research, popular culture, and psychology, Kelley came to prominence in the 1980s with a series of sculptures composed of craft materials.This book offers a diverse collection of Kelley's writings from the last twenty-five years.
The Roaring Silence : John Cage, a life by David Revill
Call Number: ML410.C24 R5 1992
Publication Date: 1992-09-30
John Cage has been described as the most influential composer of the last half of the twentieth century. His work and ideas - about silence, indeterminacy, nonintention, art's role in bringing the everyday object to our attention, the singularity of performance - have had influence not only in the world of music but also in dance, painting, printmaking, video art, and poetry. Among his friends and collaborators have been longtime associate Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel Duchamp, Morton Feldman, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The biography includes comprehensive chronologies of his musical and visual works.
Richard Serra: sculpture : forty years by Kynaston McShine; Richard Serra; Lynne Cooke; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: Oversize NB237.S46 A4 2007
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
"This book offers a detailed presentation of Richard Serra's entire career, from his early experiments with materials like rubber, neon, and lead to the environmentally scaled steel works of recent years, including three monumental new sculptures created for the exhibition that this book accompanies."
A Rose Has No Teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen; Anne M. Wagner (Contribution by)
Call Number: N6537.N38 A4 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
One of the most innovative, provocative, and influential of America's contemporary artists, Bruce Nauman spent his formative years in Northern California--first as a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, then living in and around San Francisco. This splendidly illustrated book explores Nauman's relationship to the place where he created his earliest and most strikingly original works during the mid to late 1960s. Curator Constance M. Lewallen describes how the late 1960s were not only a time of political and social change in the San Francisco Bay Area; this was also a watershed period in art internationally, when Minimalism gave way to Post-minimalism and Conceptual Art, expanding into performance, film and video, installation, text works, and the photographic documents.
Diane Arbus by Diane Arbus
Call Number: Oversize TR647.A7 A69
Publication Date: 1988-06-01
"Published in conjunction with a major exhibition of the photographs of Diane Arbus at the Museum of Modern Art. Edited and designed by Doon Arbus ... and Marvin Israel."
Frankenthaler by Pegram Harrison; Suzanne Boorsch (Introduction by)
Call Number: Oversize NE539.F68 A4 1996
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
This catalogue raisonne, unlike most print reference works, describes in detail all extant and documented proofs of Frankenthaler's prints, recording measurements, colors, inscriptions, and the relationship of each proof to the final edition print. Ultimately, the trial, working, and other proofs constitute a journal of Frankenthaler's work, one that preserves and reveals the creative process as well as the effectiveness of the contemporary print workshop. The author, Pegram Harrison, conducted numerous interviews with Frankenthaler as well as extensive research into her archives and those of the publishers of Frankenthaler's prints. Suzanne Boorsch's comprehensive introductory essay places Frankenthaler's work in the context both of contemporaneous printmaking and the artist's own development over a thirty-year period. All of Frankenthaler's 235 edition prints are reproduced in full color, as are more than seventy proofs; there are also an additional seventy black-and-white illustrations, including photographs of the artist at various workshops.
Jasper Johns : an allegory of painting, 1955-1965 by Jeffrey Weiss; John Elderfield (As told to); Carol Mancusi-Ungaro (As told to); Robert Morris (As told to); Kathryn A. Tuma (As told to)
Call Number: Oversize ND237.J66 A4 2007
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the most significant figures in the history of postwar art. His work from 1955 to 1965 was pivotal, exercising an enormous impact on the subsequent development of pop, minimalism, and conceptual art in the United States and Europe. This is the first publication to approach Johns' work of this ten-year period through a thematic framework. In this book, leading scholars, a conservator, and a contemporary artist consider Johns activity in this critical decade and discuss many of his iconic paintings, such as Target with Four Faces (1955), Diver (1962), Periscope ( Hart Crane ) (1963), and Arrive-Depart (1963).
Gerhard Richter : a life in painting by Dietmar Elger; Elizabeth M. Solaro (Translator)
Call Number: Oversize ND588.R48 E4413 2009
Publication Date: 2010-02-15
Gerhard Richter is one of the most important and influential artists of the post-war era. For decades he has sought innovative ways to make painting more relevant, often through a multifaceted dialogue with photography. Today Richter is most widely recognized for the photo-paintings he made during the 1960s that rely on images culled from mass media and pop culture.